The Seattle Composers Alliance

We are a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. But we also have an agenda: special forums and seminars of interest to our members; expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity; and educational outreach to our community.

Events

The Seattle Composers Alliance presents its first-annual Call for Scores Competition: Works for String Quartet

The Seattle Composers Alliance presents its first-annual Call for Scores Competition: Works for String Quartet. Scores must be received via mail by September 15, 2014. 10 winning scores will be performed by the Saint Helens String Quartet on October 24, 2014 at The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center as a part of the Wayward Music Series, will receive a studio recording of the piece, and the #1 winner will also receive a free invitation to participate in next year’s call for scores.

Prizes:

•First place winner will receive a 1-year Full Membership, a studio recording of their piece, and a free-invitation to participate in next year’s Call for Scores. Full Membership includes priority participation in “Fly Film Making” (Seattle International Film Festival) and other composing opportunities, priority registration for Film Meets Music networking events, discount entry fees to selected events throughout the year, reduced admission to SCA-sponsored events, free admission to SCA members-only networking nights, access to SCA members-only online articles, access to SCA members-only videos of select live events, project leads from the SCA Web site’s “Need a Composer?” request form.

•Second and third place winners, in addition to the performance and recording, will receive 1-year Associate Memberships. Associate Membership includes reduced admission to SCA-sponsored events, free admission to SCA members-only networking nights, access to SCA members-only online articles, access to SCA members-only videos of select live events, project leads from the SCA Web site’s “Need a Composer?” request form.

 

Submission Rules:

•The call for score is open to all composers, with or without membership, regardless of nationality or age.

•Must be scored for 2 violins, 1 viola, and 1 violoncello.

•Compositions must have been written in the past 2 years, never premiered.

•Compositions must be 3-5 minutes in duration.

•Submissions must include 2 full scores, 1 copy of each part. Parts single sided.

•Scores will be chosen by members of the string quartet and by members of the SCA board.

•Composers should not include their name on the piece, but rather should have an identifying

phrase which matches on an included key for the scores. We will guarantee anonymity of the

participants during the selection process.

•Pieces must not be published before the performance.

•Decisions are not open to appeal.

•Material will not be returned.

 

 

Deadline: September 15, 2014

Address: Seattle Composers Alliance P.O. Box 17259 Seattle, WA 98127.

Entry fee: $20 Full Members and students, $30 Associate Members, $40 Non-members

Currency: USD
SCA_Call_for_Scores_flyer

Seattle Ravel Study

ravelThe Seattle Composers Alliance presents

Seattle Ravel Study

Inspired by Ron Jones’ Ravel Study in L.A., we are proud to present a new chapter of the study group here in the Northwest.  Join us July 8th from 7pm to 9pm at the Seattle Film Institute in the theater, where we’ll dive deep into the analysis of Daphnis and Chloe, Suites 1 and 2, in this first of a series of meetings.  Long held by critics as Ravel’s “masterpiece for orchestra,” we will explore what makes a great orchestration, and how we can make our own music better.

 

What: SCA presents Seattle Ravel Study: Daphnis et Chloe, Suites 1 & 2 (First Meeting)

When: July 8th – 7pm to 9pm

Where: Seattle Film Institute, 3210 16th Ave W

Everyone is welcome to attend!  There are no requirements, no home work, other than bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for great music.  If you do wish to roll up your sleeves and dig in with us, you can purchase a copy of the Suites 1 and 2 and the CD.  We will be using specific materials, so check out the information below on the versions we are using.

Also, you are welcome to download the extra materials provided by Ron with some tips on how to better explore the score on your own. Please let your friends know, too.

You can read a synopses of the ballet at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphnis_et_Chloé

Study Materials

Ron’s study notes: Download location is TBD – look for this in future announcements

 

Score for Suite 1 and 2 in Full Score

Dover Music Scores, Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486449513

 

Daphnis and Chloe in Full Score (if you prefer to have the entire score)

Dover Music Scores, Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486258262

 

CD recording we will be using as a reference:

Daphnis et Chloe – La Valse

Berliner Philharmoniker – Pierre Boulez – 1995

Deutsche Grammophon

Opportunities

Opportunity: Music for Feature Film – for pay

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Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

Opportunity: Backing Tracks – for pay (make offer)

The information in this post is for members only. If you have a current membership to the Seattle Composers Alliance, please sign in to the website to view the member-only text of this post.

Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

Opportunity: Music for Sci-Fi Short

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News

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